Hello, hope all are doing okay. I have a stupid question to ask all of you. If a steroid injections helps lessen the intensity of your pain, what does that mean? Since it help lower the intensity of my pain (only for 3 weeks), does this mean that there is only swelling going on? Does the injections helping mean I don’t have disc problems? My pain comes and goes,gets worse as the day goes on and get headaches, by the end of the night the pain is really bad, also have stiffness all throughout the day. I am trying to figure out what is possibly wrong with me. I am getting a second injection close to the end of this month and plan to ask my doctor some questions when I go but that wont be for another 3 weeks, and this question is really on my mind. X-rays were done on my neck and the doctor found that my C2 is turned a way it naturally shouldn’t be, and that my neck is straighter than it should be. If these were the only things wrong with my neck, why did the pain only start in the past few months even though I have had these structures problems for long time? The doctor wants me to try physical therapy, but I don’t think he plans on doing any other test right now, and I wonder if I should ask for an MRI.
Thanks in advance for all your thoughts and responses.